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Friday 24 October 2014 7:33 PM

Maidenhead RFC News

A narrow victory over bottom-placed Bletchley proved that Maidenhead will have to scrap for every point.

That's the verdict of Maids head coach Allan Greene after he watched his side ease back, after taking a 22-point lead, before winning Saturday's clash 33-28 at Manor Field.

"There's plenty for the team to feel good about, but also plenty to work on,"


11:00 Thu 23 Oct 2014
Maidenhead RFC fullback James O'Reilly on his way to scoring a try against Marlow RFC Head coach Allan Greene praised his Maidenhead team for maintaining the form they showed in the encouraging, narrow defeat to Windsor the previous week to beat relegation-threatened Bletchley 33-28 on Saturday. However, after his side
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17:31 Sat 18 Oct 2014
rugby Bletchley 28-33 Maidenhead Maids bagged a much needed bonus-point victory over hosts Bletchley in the battle of the bottom two teams in South West 1 East. Defeat would have left Maids bottom of the table.
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16:00 Mon 13 Oct 2014
rugby Maidenhead and Windsor faced off in a hard-fought local rugby derby at Braywick Park on Saturday - with both head coaches feeling their side was the better team. It was Windsor who came away with
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14:00 Tue 21 Oct 2014
Johnson Hippolyte Maidenhead United manager Johnson Hippolyte didn't know whether to laugh or cry after seeing his side go in front in the 90th minute only to concede the latest of equalisers against Concord Rangers on Saturday.
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16:00 Fri 17 Oct 2014
Mike Virgo After a woeful start to the season which has seen them win just once in six starts, every game for Maidenhead RFC is now a 'must-win'. That's according to head coach Allan Greene after having
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18:13 Sat 11 Oct 2014
Mark Childerhouse Maidenhead (7) 15, Windsor (10) 21 Maidenhead RFC were five minutes away from an unexpected derby triumph over in-form Windsor RFC before two late scores took what would have been a memorable triumph away from
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09:04 Wed 08 Oct 2014
London Wasps Rugby club Wasps look set to move to Coventry's Ricoh Arena after the club confirmed the city's council had approved the sale of shares in the stadium to the club. The former London club's home
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10:00 Mon 06 Oct 2014
London Irish RFC's Gerard Ellis Exciting young hooker Gerard Ellis has signed a two year contract extension with London Irish that will keep him at the Club until at least 2017. Gerard has been at London Irish since the age
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14:00 Tue 21 Oct 2014
Johnson Hippolyte Maidenhead United manager Johnson Hippolyte didn't know whether to laugh or cry after seeing his side go in front in the 90th minute only to concede the latest of equalisers against Concord Rangers on Saturday.
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14:00 Tue 21 Oct 2014
Johnson Hippolyte Maidenhead United manager Johnson Hippolyte didn't know whether to laugh or cry after seeing his side go in front in the 90th minute only to concede the latest of equalisers against Concord Rangers on Saturday.
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Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC started life as Thames Valley Rugby Club, playing their first match in February 1922 against Berkshire Wanderers at Cookham Football Club.

The club soon moved to the Bray Show Ground, which was home until 1926, after which they uprooted to Kidwells Park in Maidenhead.

One of the players in that first match was RA 'Roy' Bonberry who stayed with the club for more than 60 years until his death in 1983.

Bonberry was president when the club moved to the current site at Braywick in 1967, overseeing the building of a purpose built clubhouse and the development of the club as it grew to operate up to eight teams on a Saturday.

The 1970s was a successful period for the club which included the winning of the county cup on numerous occasions.

During this period the national knockout cup - called the John Player Cup - was created with the first ever match being played at Braywick between Maidenhead and Wakefield, which the visitors won comfortably.

Under captains such as Mike Davis, Martyn Gulliford, Derek Harris, Dick Brown, Allan Carter, Ian Boyd, Dave Course and Allan Greene (who played more than 600 games), Maids continued to keep the club at the forefront of the development of community rugby.

The Southern Merit Table was formed and won, and then in 1987 Maids were placed in the newly formed South West Division 1 (SW1).

Promotion to National League 4 in 1989/90 was to last for one season, and Maids remained in SW1 throughout the next decade, before relegation to SW2 came in 2001/02.

Maids were promoted back to SW1 two seasons later before dropping back into SW2 in 2007/08, after which head coach Simon Edwards stepped down.

Ricky Khan took over as head coach, and with Mark Mueller as skipper, the team bounced straight back into SW1 and followed this up with promotion to National League 3 South West (NL3SW).

Maids were relegated after one season, but following another year in SW1 were promoted with Richie Craig as captain to the national leagues again through the playoffs.

Maids are currently in NL3SW under the captaincy of Simon Cripps.

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Club: Maidenhead RFC

Nickname: Maids

Formed: 1922

Ground: Braywick

League: National 3 South West

Chairman: Jon Wanklyn

Head coach: Ricky Khan

Twitter: @maidsrfc

Website: www.maidenheadrfc.com